Mergers and Acquisitions; Intellectual Property and Data Protection; Capital Markets; Energy and Infrastructure; Games and Entertainment; Media and Communications; Private Equity; Venture Capital; Investment Funds
Ilkka represents fund and industrial clients in mergers and acquisitions, investment and capital markets transactions, as well as shareholder, contractual and corporate matters. He has spent a significant part of his career in a corporate, capital markets and private equity practice in New York and London. In addition to his practice under Finnish law, Ilkka regularly advises clients with respect to their investments in the United States and US law implications of their operations.
Avance Attorneys Ltd, Partner 2011-
Goldman, Sachs & Co., Merchant Banking – Principal Investment Area, New York (2010–2011)
Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP, New York, Senior Associate, Transactions – Private Equity (2006–2010)
Hannes Snellman, Helsinki, Associate and Senior Associate, Mergers and Acquisitions, Capital Markets (1998-1999, 2002–2006)
Latham & Watkins LLP, London, Capital Markets Associate (2000–2002)
LL.M. (Corporate), NYU Law School and Georgetown University, Fulbright Scholarship, 2000
Master of Laws, University of Helsinki, 1999
MBA studies at NYU Stern and Helsinki Business Schools
New York Bar Association.